8:30 LRN Newscast January 29

The LSU Ag Center and GB Sciences, a company picked to grow medical marijuana in Louisiana, say the product should be ready for distribution this summer. Patients and parents waiting on the drug for their children expressed their frustration over the length of time it’s taking during a meeting at the department of Ag. The agency says they are trying to complete the testing process as fast as possible.

LSU Health New Orleans Director of Hyperbaric Medicine Doctor Paul Harch says they’ve seen an improvement in brain metabolism with an Alzheimer’s patient that’s undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Harch says the patient undergoes 40 sessions at 50 minutes…
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After 40 treatments, the patient reported increased memory and concentration and had more good days than bad days. Harch cautions this was not a formal study, so more research is needed.

Now that private schools can hold state championship games at sites separate from public schools, it’s up to LHSAA leadership to make it work. The significant change goes into effect for the 2019-20 athletic season. LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine says the details have to be worked out…
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LHSAA principals voted to give select schools the authority to choose where championship games will be held in the sports of football, basketball, baseball and softball.

Some season ticket prices are going up in Tiger Stadium, while others are going down. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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